Category Archives: Disaster & Preparedness

Ensuring an Earthquake-Resilient Home

Earthquake Survival quite literally begins in your own home. To ensure safety against tremors, it’s important to assess your living space to know what types of repair and reinforcement it…

Why Bring a Bug Out Bag?

Because we live in an archipelago often frequented by cyclones and quakes, preparedness should be part of our lifestyle. That’s why it’s wise to devote a few hours of assembling…

Super typhoon and Signal Number 5, now part of PAGASA’s terminology

In meteorology, the life cycle of a tropical cyclone starts with cloud clusters that develop into a low pressure area (LPA). Once this LPA intensifies, it becomes a tropical cyclone,…

EVACUATION CAMPS IN PREPARATION FOR THE BIG ONE

In preparation for the possible movement of the Valley Fault System that may jolt the Greater Metro Manila Area (GMMA) within this lifetime, the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) has…

Bracing for a MEGA Quake

  On May 18, 2015, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology (PHIVOLCS) launched Atlas, the detailed map of the active faults traversing the Greater Metro Manila Area (GMMA) and…

Keeping the Energy High On #LaBoracay

Won't be sleeping tonight. Might miss my trip to #Laboracay2015 — Jove Oliva (@joveohsosexy) April 29, 2015 Afternoon swimming #boracay #LaBoracay2015 #summer2015 #beach #fununderthesun #travel #vacation https://t.co/p0qRaawJnu — Ghelo Cuntapay…

REMEMBERING THE GREAT EAST JAPAN QUAKE AND TSUNAMI : MARCH 11, 2011

Exactly four years ago, the people of Northeast Japan experienced the darkest and longest six minutes of their lives as a 9.0 magnitude earthquake shook their homes, setting off a…

Bagyong Amang now traversing Bicol Region

Tropical storm Amang made its first landfall at 3:00 PM yesterday. At 7:00 AM today, it was estimated at 60 kilometers north northeast of Sorsogon City or 25 kilometers southwest…

Bagyong Amang to make landfall over Eastern Visayas

At 10:00 AM today, the center of tropical storm “Amang” was estimated at 560 kilometers east of Borongan City, Eastern Samar with maximum sustained winds of 75 kilometers per hour…